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The Ladies Best Companion, an electronic edition

by Amelia Chambers [Chambers, Amelia]

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collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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A nourishing Medicine for consumptive Ladies.

Take a dozen of cray fish of the smallest sort, gut them clean, and let them be boiled in barley water, until they become of a redish [sic] colour, then take them out, and beat them with the shells in a mortar till they are as soft as mash; let the juice be poured out, and given to the patient in an equal quantity of chicken broth, or any other broth that is not too strong.